Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program - Friendly Visiting Volunteer

                                       

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons with MS living in long term care, by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a volunteer. With your help, our goals are:

  • To reduce social isolation
  • To provide support, companionship and appropriate activities to residents
  • To provide information about MS, the MS Society and appropriate community resources
  • To increase the MS Society’s awareness of the needs/issues of individuals living in continuing care

The responsibilities of the volunteer include:

  • Completing all applicable training and forms including a vulnerable sector check
  • Complying with the MS Society and care centre’s policies, procedures and protocols
  • Providing friendly visiting to a resident at least once per month
  • Tracking activity and follow up with the program coordinator on a monthly basis or as agreed
  • Communicating urgent needs and issues immediately to the program coordinator and/or the long term care centre
  • Offering a one year commitment once trained and matched with a resident